January 12, 2023

Antti Sallila appointed as Ilmatar’s Chief Financial Officer

In preparation for strong growth, the company is strengthening its expertise in both financing and mergers and acquisitions.

Ilmatar Energy Oy has appointed Antti Sallila (50), as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Sallila has previously worked as Senior Vice President for Strategy and M&A at Helen Group. He will take up his new role at Ilmatar on 16 January 2023.

– Ilmatar has transformed itself in a short space of time from an energy project developer to an independent producer of emission-free electricity. Our goals of stronger growth, internationalisation and a new scale of operations all require strong expertise in financing and in mergers and acquisitions – and this within a context where the demand for emission-free electricity and the transformation of the entire energy sector are accelerating throughout Europe, says Juha-Pekka Weckström, CEO of Ilmatar Energy Oy.

Sallila has both a unique understanding of present-day energy investments and strong economic and financial expertise. He also has a strong track record of top performance in similar positions at Nurminen Logistics, Adven Group, Digita and Helen as well as in his roles on company boards. 

– I am excited to start work as CFO of a significant Finnish growth company. At Ilmatar, I will be able to harness my previous experience in financing and M&A. We are well positioned to expand our operations outside of Finland and into new business areas, Sallila says.

Further information:

Juha-Pekka Weckström
Ilmatar Energy Oy
+358 400 564 754

Antti Sallila
CFO (from 16 Jan 2023)
Ilmatar Energy Oy
+358 40 513 2981


Established in 2011, Ilmatar is a Finnish energy company and independent electricity producer that focuses exclusively on renewable energy. Ilmatar Energy’s business areas include the development, construction and maintenance of renewable energy and the sale of electricity to consumers and corporate customers.

Ilmatar owns its projects throughout their life span, which can stretch for up to 40 years. Ilmatar’s public, onshore wind power projects that are currently under development will provide a total nominal output of over 3 gigawatts. In addition, the company is developing gigawatt-scale solar and offshore wind projects in Finland and Sweden.

Antti Sallila.